Giants DFA Cozart; claim Jewell from Angels

The San Francisco Giants have designated newly acquired infielder Zack Cozart after claiming Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Jake Jewell. Cozart was brought to the Giants in a trade on December 10th that sent Giants minor league pitcher Garrett Williams to the Angels. San Francisco will cover the salary of Cozart in 2020 ($12.167 million) in order to keep first round pick Will Wilson, Wilson came over in the trade with Cozart.

Jake Jewell was first drafted by the Angels in the 2014 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Northeast Oklahoma A&M College. He has spent time in the minor leagues with a combined record of 23-42 over 6 seasons including a 4.93 ERA and 421 strikeouts.

Jewell made 21 appearances while with the Angels in the big leagues, but hasn't made a start going just 0-1 with a 6.99 ERA and totaling 24 strikeouts in 28.1 innings. He was sent to the injured list in 2018 after fracturing his right fibula on the day he was called up, The 26 year old right hander threw an outside pitch that went to the backstop tried to cover home plate but was spiked in the leg by JD Martinez. Jewell missed the rest of the year and then was designated for assignment by the Angels last week.

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